The elephant in the room is not athletics or race. It is BIRTH CONTROL! Births are down and will continue to be low. The question is one of sustaining enrollment at the levels needed to operate a school. Enrollment is declining and school facilities are overbuilt. Where will the students come from?
June 5, 2013 at 11:19 p.m.
A suggestion for negotiating teacher salaries....allocate the amount of money used for salaries after deducting the "fringe benefits" costs....let the teachers establish their salary levels within the amount allocatedl....should save a lot of time in terms of negotiations....
May 9, 2013 at 2:28 p.m.
Wow! What an idea! Curfew for minors....will wonders never cease. Thank goodness for insightful political leadership! There may be hope for Youngstown yet!
April 19, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.
The rules permit a board of education to use "retire/rehire" and "payment for unused authorized leave." If they are bad policies then they should be struck from the legal code and not be available.
Hathorn should not be faulted for pursuing his options. This is America and individual self-interest dominates. He is pursuing opportunities to maximize his lifestyle and rightly so.
Taxpayers need to be reminded that while the taxes they pay may be a public employee's income, the money that public employee spends may be income for the taxpayer...an example of the economic cycle at work.
As far as equalizing "public" with "private" employment practices--suggest the "private sector" unionize and strike for the same options.
April 14, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.
Time for Bertram to retire....need to employ an intelligent political columnist who will improve the commentary about local politics....
March 31, 2013 at 12:24 p.m.
A note about some of the Presidents at Youngstown State University.
Dr. Howard Jones--founding President--did not have an "earned doctorate"; rather his was an honorary one.
Dr. Albert Pugsley--second President--did not have an "earned doctorate"; rather his too was an honorary one.
Individuals given such degrees are permitted to use the title "Doctor" as a privilege of the award.
Both of these individuals contributed greatly to the growth of the university.
So much for the so-called value of an "academic President."
January 21, 2013 at 5:01 p.m.
The time has come to accept the fact that the Youngstown City School District is no longer viable.
The Ohio Legislature should dissolve the current structure and assign all assets to the Mahoning County Educational Service Center.
A "Market Street Corridor" and a "Mahoning Avenue Corridor should be defined.
Students and school buildings within the "Market Street Corridor" should be assigned to the Boardman Local School District. Students and school buildings within the "Mahoning Avenue Corridor" should be assigned to the Austintown Local School District.
The two districts would receive new buildings and diversity of enrollment.
This would contribute to the concept of "New Youngstown" which would be the next logical step of consolidating all of the current districts.
January 18, 2013 at 11:48 p.m.
This would contribute to the concept of "New Youngstown" which would be the next logical step for consolidating all of the current districts.
January 18, 2013 at 11:47 p.m.
$400,000 divided by roughly 12,000 students equals $33.33 per.
Divide the salaries of the OSU President by its enrollment and you will see that OSU underpays its President and the YSU is an excellent job opportunity.
January 18, 2013 at 7:47 a.m.
Note increase in number of JUCO's.....
Looks like the end of the Student-Athlete dream at Penguin Land.....
Wolford now under pressure to win a playoff spot or else.....
Prospect of new President could signal beginning of end for "jock nation".....
December 20, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.